But this has resulted in something of an early Christmas gift for "Twilight" fans: "Twilight" will now premiere Nov. 21, instead of Dec. 12.
According to a press release from Summit Entertainment, the move takes advantage of the new opening in the fall release calendar:
"When Warner Bros. decided to move ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ to the summer of 2009, we saw a unique opportunity to slot in our film, which has been gaining tremendous awareness and momentum over the past several months," said co-chair and CEO of Summit Robert G. Friedman. "We by no means are trying to fill the shoes of the incredible ‘Potter’ franchise for 2008, rather we are just looking to bring the fans of Stephenie Meyer’s incredible book series the film as soon as possible from a programming perspective."
– Denise Martin
Photo credit: Summit Entertainment